Poster Guidelines

General Information

MWA 2015 will bring together a wide range of clinicians and allied health professionals from various disciplines. The theme of this year’s conference is Solve It: Applying Game Changing Strategies to Today’s Healthcare Challenges. We are soliciting high-quality clinical and research breakthrough posters on some of the most common and costly medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and kidney disease, as well as health policy and ethics.

Posters are intended to convey a scientific result and are not advertisements for industry. A poster that is judged by the conference organizers to be an advertisement will be subject to removal without notice.

The selection committee will review submitted abstracts and invitations to present will be provided to the submitting author no later than Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Posters previously presented at other organizations’ poster sessions are welcome. 


Abstract Submission and Formatting Guidelines

All poster abstracts must be submitted to by the abstract deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015 (You have until 11:59 p.m. in the time zone of your choice). Space for posters is limited, and while we will make every effort to accommodate all interested groups, we advise you to submit your abstract well before the deadline.

The abstract text should not exceed 500 words (not including the title and author information).

Titles should be brief and clearly indicate the abstract’s content. Capitalize the first letter of each word, except prepositions. No abbreviations should be used in the title.

In the abstract body, special or unusual abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the full word appears the first time. Arabic numerals should be used to indicate numbers, except when used in the beginning of a paragraph. Generic names of drugs should be used.

Accepted abstracts will be posted on the conference website. Abstracts should be carefully reviewed prior to submission. Changes to abstracts will not be accepted after online submission. Only the abstract’s submitting author will receive all correspondence via e-mail from MWA.

Original research abstracts should include the following:

Purpose – a brief statement explaining why the research was conducted, preferably limited to one sentence

Methodology – materials, methodology and any analytical procedures applied, preferably limited to two sentences

Results – should be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions

Conclusions – the authors’ opinion about the meaning of the study – Abstracts submitted without final conclusions or results will not be accepted.

Submitted posters will be reviewed and categorized into the following general areas:

  1. Genomics
  2. Connected Health
  3. Regenerative Medicine
  4. Innovation
  5. Health Policy
  6. Ethics
  7. Interdisciplinary Care
  8. Innovations in Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Kidney Disease, or Cancer


Abstract Acknowledgement

After you have successfully completed the submission application, you will receive an e-mail notification confirming receipt of your abstract.



Decisions regarding invitations will be made by April 9, 2015. The submitting author will be notified via e-mail of the final results. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to make their own travel arrangements to be available to present and discuss their research at the Conference during the specified time.


Poster Presentation Preparation

When preparing posters, please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. Presentation props (i.e. laptop visualizations, prototypes, etc.) are welcomed but must be approved in advance.


Attendance Policy

Authors of accepted abstracts for presentation are expected to be present with their posters for discussion on Tuesday, April 28 from 12:30 – 4:30 PM at the George R. Brown convention center, Hall E. Presentation times will be assigned after abstract acceptance for presentation. Presenters are asked to display their poster in the expo hall of the Medical World Americas conference from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Posters must be removed by 5:00 PM.


Authors of accepted abstracts are granted complimentary full conference admission to Medical World Americas for up to six people. Complimentary admission to the expo hall is available to anyone registering in advance at, using the code POSTER. We encourage you to bring friends to see your poster presentation and network with other research colleagues.

All questions pertaining to the MWA poster session should be directed to: